[robotics-worldwide] [meetings][CFP] Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction through Virtual Reality at RO-MAN 2018

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings][CFP] Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction through Virtual Reality at RO-MAN 2018

Tetsunari Inamura
The following workshop will be held at RO-MAN 2018

The venue of the workshop is Tai'an, but the travel expense from
Nanjing, which is the venue of RO-MAN conf., and accommodation
expense at Tai'an will be supported by the sponsor of the conference.
Please check detailed information at the RO-MAN 2018 website.

Additionally, excellent papers will be recommended to a candidate
paper for the special issue of Advanced Robotics.


RO-MAN 2018
The Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction through Virtual Reality

Submission deadline: July 23rd, 2018

We can recently use various kinds of devices for
virtual/augmented/mixed reality such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Play
Station VR, Microsoft HoloLens and so on. These devices are currently
applied to game systems, entertainment products and so on; however,
the potential of the devices also have a great influence on research
on human-robot interaction. With the help of recent motion measurement
technologies, we can log in to an avatar in virtual reality. Thus the
interaction between virtual robot agents and real humans is easily
available on such VR systems. Conventional robotics research using
virtual space tends to focus on the dynamics simulation of the
physical behavior of robot systems; however, analysis of cognitive and
social human-robot interaction in VR space would also be attractive
applications as new trends. For example, the SIGVerse system released
by the organizer has already applied to robot competitions to evaluate
and promote a new type of tasks which require cognitive and social
human-robot interaction ability.
   In this workshop, we’d like to discuss how to build such
Virtual/Augmented/Mixed reality system to promote human-robot
interaction research, and exchange cutting-edge research topics from
an interdisciplinary point of views. ‘Human-Robot Interaction’ in this
workshop does not focus only on conventional robot systems but
includes a variety of applications such as teleoperation of
semi-autonomous robots, tele-existence systems, rehabilitation
systems, haptic human interfaces for VR application and so on.

- Kouta Minamizawa (Keio Univ., Japan)
- Yoshinobu Hagiwara (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
- Jeffrey Chuan Too TAN (Nankai University, Japan)
- Yoshiaki Mizuchi (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

This workshop consists of invited talks (oral session) and the poster
session. We will call for short paper for the poster session with the
review process. If the quality of the short paper is excellent, the
paper would be presented as an oral session. After the poster session,
we will have an open discussion session as remark and summary.

Participants are required to submit an extended abstract (maximum 2
pages in length).
All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be
presented during the workshop in a poster session. Selected papers
will be presented as oral presentations.

We invite contributions in the following topics that are indicative
but by no means exhaustive:
- Virtual reality for human-robot interaction
- Augmented / Mixed reality for assistive systems
- Human and virtual agent interaction
- Cyber-physical systems for human-robot interaction
- Robot competition using robot simulator
- Robot simulation for interaction/collaboration with human
- Virtual/Augmented/Mixed reality for interactive systems
- Multimodal sensor collection and learning in VR/AR/MR
- Teleoperation of semi-autonomous robots
- Tele-existence
- Intelligent Space / Smart House
- Haptic Interface in Virtual Environment
- Rehabilitation Systems based on VR/AR/MR

In the poster session, we welcome interactive demonstration using
actual VR/AR/MR systems. We accelerate discussion and exchange of
acknowledgment through real experience on the demonstration.

Submission of abstracts:      July 23rd, 2018
Notification of acceptance:   July 31st, 2018
Camera ready submission:   August 15th, 2018
Workshop:                          August 30th, 2018

* Tetsunari Inamura, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
* Kazuhiro Nakadai, Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd.
* Michita Imai, Keio University, Japan
* Masashi Konyo, Tohoku University, Japan
* Feng DUAN, Nankai University, China

- Submissions must be in PDF following the IEEE conference style in two-columns:
- Send your PDF manuscript indicating [HRIVR] in the subject to the
following email: [hidden email]

Tetsunari Inamura,
National Institute of Informatics, Japan
[hidden email]

Tetsunari Inamura   (Associate Professor)
National Institute of Informatics, JAPAN
SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), JAPAN
Invited Researcher, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST
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